Dr. Darshana Sedera

About me

“Dr Darshana Sedera is well-known and well-published academic in the field. He has an impressive list of high quality publications, contributing to the theory and practice …”  – Australian Research Council Independent Assessor (2018) 

BBC Future talks about our research. Summary available at http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190104-are-you-a-digital-hoarder


I am an enthusiastic, boundary-spanner in research, teaching and service in the disciplines of Information Systems, Innovation, Business Intelligence, Social Media and Enterprise Systems.

I have over 150 peer reviewed publications to-date, including publications at premier journals in the discipline. Some examples of such outlets include; The Journal of the Association for Information Systems, The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information and Management, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, and The Australasian Journal of Information Systems.  My strong knowledge of the various research methodologies, blue-ocean thinking, time-management and my inspirational abilities have resulted in producing 55 publications in the past 55 months, that includes 16 journals in ABDC A or A*, 10 publications at the premier conference in information systems discipline, 2 edited books, 2 invited book chapters and 18 peers reviewed conference papers.

I have 21 papers accepted to the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) – the premier conference in information systems discipline. 

I am privilege to collaborate with over 40 leading international researchers in my publications. I partnered with Prof. Eph McLean at the Georgia State University to be the sole Chief Investigator of an ARC Discovery grant to deepen our understanding of the complexities of system use. 

I hold several local, national and global leadership roles. I chair The Special Interest Group for Enterprise Systems (SIG-ES), which is a testimonial to my leadership abilities.

I seek unique and novel opportunities to engage with the industry partners through regular gatherings, training and consultancies.  

I organize the monthly executive seminar series, where leading CIOs in Australia come and present various contemporary topics on technology, management and innovation. Selected interviews from the seminar participants can be viewed under videos

In teaching, I have developed subjects on Enterprise Systems, CRM, and Business Intelligence curricula. In 2014, I pioneered the first industry-sponsored subject, partnering with Fujitsu (Australia) to introduce a cutting-edge CRM course.  

You may contact me at darshana.sedera@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

  • Academic Mentor - ACIS Doctoral Consortium December 7, 2019 at 7:00 am – December 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm Perth WA, Australia With the theme "Making the World a Better Place with Information Systems" ACIS 2019 will be in Perth Australia. I will serve as a doctoral consortium mentor.https://www.acis2019.org/doctoral-consortium-program/
  • Appointed as an Associate Editor of Information & Management (ABDC A*) January 6, 2020 at 9:00 am – 10:00 am I have been appointed as an Associate Editor (AE) for the Information & Management Journal till Jan 5th 2020. Information & Management serves researchers in the information systems field and managers, professionals, administrators and senior executives of organizations which design, implement and manage Information Systems Applications.
  • Keynote at The 8th IIAE International Conference on Industrial Application Engineering 2020 March 26, 2020 at 11:00 am – March 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm Shimane, Japan Kunibiki Messe, Matsue, Shimane, Japan 
  • Co-chair at the 2020 ACIS Doctoral Consortium (TBA) December 1, 2020 at 8:00 am – December 3, 2020 at 9:00 am Sydney NSW, Australia I will serve as a co-chair of the Doctoral Consortium of the 2020 ACIS in Sydney - TBA